It’s difficult to imagine that world famous music artists were just like us mere mortals in their teens, just trying to find their way in life.
But they all have to start somewhere to break onto the music scene and this was no different for the likes of Eminem.
This incredible footage has given us a rare insight into his big break on a college radio program called The Stretch Armstrong and Bobbito Show.
A very fresh-faced Marshall Bruce Mathers AKA Eminem appeared on the show back in August 20th, 1998, only five months before his first hit ‘My Name Is’.
In the short clip, Eminem launches into a freestyle rap verse.
I look at my life in a new light, fuck it give me two mics. I write songs for me, fuck what you like. You probably hear me rap half-hearted because I don’t even like rap anyway. I’m just trying to get my porn career started.
The footage is from a new documentary called Stretch and Bobbito: Radio That Changed Lives, recalling how it helped launch the careers of Jay-Z, Notorious B.I.G and a whole host of other influential hip hop artists.
Speaking about the radio show, Eminem said:
Stretch and Bobbito was our dream. The fact we had a chance to be on it was crazy. It was certainly a highlight and a boost for my career and self esteem. We felt like we made it.